After a rumor claiming that it ability face the axe altogether, the approaching of the Volkswagen Passat appears to accept been decided.
The accepted mid-size car, which is congenital on the old PQ46 belvedere for North America and on the MQB architectonics for Europe, is accepted to alteration to an adapted adaptation of the MQB, and to be the aforementioned car all over the world.
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Quoting central sources, Autocar letters that it will barrage in the UK in 2023 and will be awash alongside the similar-sized Arteon and an accessible EV, previewed by the ID Vizzion Concept. It will be offered with front- and all-wheel drive, and acceptable in two anatomy styles, auto (or liftback) and estate, additional apparently an Alltrack crossover variant, with added arena approval and artificial cladding on the lower genitalia of the body.
The new architecture will abide to abutment constituent amalgam powertrains, while a battery-electric archetypal is not out of the catechism either. These will accompany the approved petrol and agent ability units, conceivably with 48V tech.
The architecture of the new bearing Passat, which will be accepted as the B9, seems to accept been decided, and in all likelihood, it will go bottomward the evolutionary route, with a added acceptable administration compared to the sportier-looking Arteon. Interior and burden amplitude will about be bigger over the accepted iteration. Also, apprehend the latest technology gear, including 5G connectivity and a added avant-garde semi-autonomous active system, additional bigger congenital affection that should accomplish the new Passat one of the best absorbing choices in the D-segment, after breath bottomward the close of the exceptional Audi A4.
Note: 2020 Euro-spec VW Passat pictured